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U.S. Senate celebrates El dia de los ninos

On Monday, April 30, 2007, Sens. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Jack Reed (D-RI), joined by children from the Oyster Bilingual School, honored El día de los niños/El día de los libros at the U.S. Capitol.

After delivering opening remarks, Sens. Reed and Menendez discussed advocating for literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds. Sen. Menendez then read to the enthusiastic group of children.

Other event participants were Miriam Calderon, National Council of La Raza, Loudell Robb, Rosemount Center, and Kathleen T. Horning, ALSC President.

To view pictures of the event, please visit the ALA Washington Office’s Flickr page.

Sen. Robert Menendez

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Jacob Roberts is the communications specialist for the ALA Washington Office.

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